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Financial Research Manager

Department: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering- Centre for Integrated RF Engineering (CIRFE) Group and Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Group Effective Date:
Grade: USG 6 Reports to: Dept Resource Manager

General Accountability

The Financial Research Manager is accountable to the two senior faculty members and the Department Resource Manager. The Centre for Integrated RF Engineering (CIRFE) Group Director and the Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Group Director and is responsible for the effective and efficient day-to-day operation of the budget units for both research groups and the funding used for the VLSI Laboratory and the RF Technology Laboratory which is still expanding.

The incumbent must also demonstrate excellent PC skills in Excel, Word, and working knowledge of Oracle Financials.

Nature and Scope

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department is the largest
academic department in the University of Waterloo with 69 faculty
members and 360 graduate students. In addition, 420 undergraduate
students are admitted each September. There are 19
secretarial/administrative staff as well as 25 technical support staff.
The department offers 3 undergraduate degree programs, one in Electrical
Engineering, one in Computer Engineering and one in Software Engineering
jointly offered with the School of Computer Science. ECE is a partner
in Mechatronics Engineering (offered in conjunction with Mechanical
Engineering and Systems Design Engineering), and in Nanotechnology
Engineering (offered in conjunction with Chemical Engineering and
Chemistry).

Statistical Data

There are approximately 40 people in the two research groups, including faculty, the lab manager, Post Doctoral Fellows, research engineers, graduate students and research co-op students. The Financial Research Manger handles accounts worth $4.1 million. (Dr. Mansour’s grants total $2.8 million and Dr. Elmasry’s grants total $1.3 million.) More grant money is expected in the near future.

Specific Accountabilities

Administrative coordination

Liaison and coordination

Other duties/projects as assigned by both Groups Directors

Do to the heavy workload of both Group Directors and other professional research staff, this individual plays a key role within both the RF Technology group and the Very Large Scale Integration Laboratory (VLSI) group structure and is generally the first point of contact when approaching both Group Directors. Therefore, it is very important that the individual is able to participate actively and effectively, and represents the Groups Directors in a professional manner. The position requires a high level of maturity of judgment in order to respond appropriately in potentially complex situations.

Working Conditions